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'''Hermann Hesse''' (; 2 July 1877 – 9 August 1962) was a German-born Swiss poet, novelist, and painter. His best-known works include ''Steppenwolf (novel)|Steppenwolf'', ''Siddhartha (novel)|Siddhartha'', and ''The Glass Bead Game'', each of which explores an individual's search for authenticity, self-knowledge and spirituality. In 1946, he received the Nobel Prize in Literature.
Birth placeCalw, Kingdom of Württemberg|Württemberg, German Empire
Death date{{death date and age|1962|8|9|1877|7|2|df=y}}
Death placeMontagnola, Ticino, Switzerland
OccupationNovelist, short story author, essayist, poet
NationalityGerman, Swiss
Period1904–1953
GenreFiction
Notableworks''The Glass Bead Game'', ''Demian'', ''Steppenwolf (novel)|Steppenwolf'', ''Siddhartha (novel)|Siddhartha''
Awards{{Plainlist|
InfluencesPlato, Baruch Spinoza|Spinoza, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe|Goethe, Arthur Schopenhauer|Schopenhauer, Søren Kierkegaard|Kierkegaard, Julius Evola, Friedrich Nietzsche|Nietzsche, J.P. Jacobsen, Jacob Burckhardt|Burckhardt, Indian philosophy, Chinese philosophy, Carl Jung{{cite web|url=http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/literature/laureates/1946/hesse-autobio.html|title=Hermann Hesse autobiography|work=Nobelprize.org|accessdate=2007-07-16}}
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